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divyasree
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Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

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11-09-2009 02:20 AM
Hi all,

I have Code which creates PDF for the preferred layout using Adobe PDF. But problem is lines in the pdf conversion file is very thick and also the text when we zoom inside. Can anyone help me is there any settings that i need to do. i have done tried all the ways. Done with LWDISPLAY = off, LWT = off.
Please help me...

Thanks in advance.
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DeathTiger
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

11-09-2009 08:48 PM in reply to: divyasree
I am assuming your using the DWG To PDF.pc3 Plotter.

If so, what version of AutoCAD are you running. I've had problems in the past using this plotter in 2009 with thick lineweights, but that has since been fixed in 2010.
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divyasree
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

11-09-2009 09:10 PM in reply to: divyasree
Hi,

I m using AutoCAD 2006. and using Adobe PDF as Plotter/printer name.
Any suggestions please..
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DeathTiger
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

11-09-2009 09:47 PM in reply to: divyasree
Unfortunately I haven't had the luxury of dealing with Adobe stuff.
If there isn't anything under it's settings thats obvious and you are plotting the correct pen settings/thicknesses than I would suggest taking a look on the Adobe forums.
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sravanthi3184
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

12-11-2009 07:17 AM in reply to: divyasree
Hi divya,
This is Sravanthi.Can you help me in writing a program that Converts DWG to PDF in Vb.NET. I am new to ACAD and stuff. Looking forward to it.
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AlexF1980
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

01-11-2010 08:09 AM in reply to: divyasree
Hi Divya, I have done some work with AutoCAD 2006 and printing .dwg files using Adobe PDF - I think the problem stems from scaling lineweights (or not scaling them - I forget which).

If this doesn't help you, I'll try and dig out the vba code we used for it.
*fieldguy
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

01-11-2010 09:01 AM in reply to: divyasree
We see this in DWF and PDF when the page size is being shrunk. For example,
if you plot a 24x36 layout to 11x17 PDF or DWF, all weights are too thick.
The options are:
1. don't shrink the page - create PDF and DWF at the same page size (eg.
24x36)
2. create a new layout with the layout page size set to the same size as
your PDF or DWF needs to be

Scale lineweights might work - I have never tried it.
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jeffl
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

01-11-2010 09:37 AM in reply to: divyasree
Here's what I do, if it helps.
Create pdf and/or dwf to full size, ie 22 x 34, for us. Print on 11 x 17 at a scale factor of 50% for reductions. This way they are still to a scale.

Scale lineweights, scales ALL lineweights down to the same scale, ie all lines are the same thickness, skinny.

Jeff
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ssx_Autodesk
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

01-28-2010 10:14 AM in reply to: divyasree
if you're using the Adobe PDF System printer (and not a pc3 file), then why not try a different PDF engine - I've used PDF Creator for years and it works well.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

the other question would be if you are using color tables or styles for your lineweights. i've always used color tables (.ctb files) and have had no problems with making PDFs from DWGs.
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fallright
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Re: Lines are Too thick in PDF Conversion File

02-22-2010 12:14 PM in reply to: divyasree
divyasree, can you post your code ?
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